Zuky Serper, centrally involved in the Art and Culture side of things at the London ESF reports on behalf of the Art & Culture working group.
Report about the work of the ESF art & cultural working group, October 2004
The 3rd European Social Forum closed yesterday, October 17th 2004. The global
Alex Callinicos takes stock in the aftermath of the London ESF.
1. The third European Social Forum in London (14-17 October 2004) provided further evidence – if more were needed – of the vitality of the altermondialiste movement. It also confirmed – after Porto Alegre and Paris, Mumbai and Florence –
At each European or World Social Forum, the assembly of the social movements gahers and issues a call for action in the coming year:
We come from all the campaigns and social movements, “no vox” organisations, trade unions, human rights organisations, international solidarity organisations, anti-war and peace and feminist movements. We
Here’s what Hugh Jones thought of the event…
Where do I begin? There was SO much going on I can’t possibly describe it all. But here is a selection of my experiences, observations, thoughts and feelings at this year’s European Social Forum.
I chose some events for the prominent speakers such as
We asked a few people for their impressions. Here’s Noel Douglas’s thoughts
Well phew, it’s over, nearly a year of hard work and certainly a crazy last few months to prepare the cultural programme…these thoughts are necessarily impressionistic as often i was running around trying to sort this or that out!
Ahead of the scheduled march in Canary Wharf with the cleaners campaigning for a living wage, Ken Loach agreed to speak at a screening of his brilliant film “Bread & Roses”.
When hosting an opening event of the European Social Forum, it’s good to have strong and attractive line up. So
The campaign has now started in the UK. Headed by the TGWU has already scored some good successes with representing workers and gaining union recognition in several buildings.